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The Resource Angels in early medieval England, Richard Sowerby

Angels in early medieval England, Richard Sowerby

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Angels in early medieval England
Title
Angels in early medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Richard Sowerby
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the modern world, angels can often seem to be no more than a symbol, but in the Middle Ages men and women thought differently. Some offered prayers intended to secure the angelic assistance for the living and the dead; others erected stone monuments carved with images of winged figures; and still others made angels the subject of poetic endeavour and theological scholarship. This wealth of material has never been fully explored, and was once dismissed as the detritus of a superstitious age. Angels in Medieval England offers a different perspective, by using angels as a prism through which to study the changing religious culture of an unfamiliar age. Focusing on one corner of medieval Europe which produced an abundance of material relating to angels, Richard Sowerby investigates the way that ancient beliefs about angels were preserved and adapted in England during the Anglo-Saxon period. Between the sixth century and the eleventh, the convictions of Anglo-Saxon men and women about the world of the spirits underwent a gradual transformation. This book is the first to explore that transformation, and to show the ways in which the Anglo-Saxons tried to reconcile their religious inheritance with their own perspectives about the world, human nature, and God
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Cataloging source
ERASA
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1984-
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Sowerby, Richard
Dewey number
940.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BT966.3
LC item number
.S69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford theology and religion monographs
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  • Angels
  • Great Britain
  • Spirituality
  • Angels
  • Spirituality
  • Great Britain
Label
Angels in early medieval England, Richard Sowerby
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
935690580
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 261 pages
Isbn
9780198785378
Lccn
2015960790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935690580
Label
Angels in early medieval England, Richard Sowerby
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
935690580
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 261 pages
Isbn
9780198785378
Lccn
2015960790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935690580

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